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Strength training for endurance runners: is it always beneficial?

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As part of the School of Science and Technology SHAPE Research Centre Seminar Series, Dr Rich Blagrove, Loughborough University presents: Strength training for endurance runners: is it always beneficial?

  • From: Wednesday 4 March 2020, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 4 March 2020, 2 pm
  • Location: ERD 171, Erasmus Darwin, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
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As part of the School of Science and Technology SHAPE Research Centre Seminar Series, Dr Rich Blagrove, Loughborough University presents: Strength training for endurance runners: is it always beneficial?

Abstract

Endurance running performance is predominantly limited by physiological factors, including maximal oxygen uptake, economy and the fraction of aerobic capacity that can be accessed over the course of an event. Running economy, the energy cost of covering a given distance, is influenced by a range of factors, including neuromuscular qualities that may be improved using strength training activities. This presentation will summarise the literature that has investigated whether running economy, and performance, can be improved using strength training in different sub-populations of endurance runners. It is widely believed that regular strength training reduces the risk of sustaining an overuse injury in runners. The evidence for this assumption will also be briefly examined, as well as whether high-impact exercise improves bone health during periods of low energy availability.

This seminar is hosted by Dr Jessica Piasecki

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For any enquiries please contact Craig Sale

Location details

Room/Building:

ERD 171, Erasmus Darwin

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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